Clyde H. Collins of Lancaster, Ohio passed away at the age of 92, Monday, August 17, 2020 at The Pickering - Fairhope Hospice & Palliative Care located in Lancaster, Ohio.
He is survived by his second wife Linda (Lewis) Collins & step-daughter, Michele (Collins) Long of Lancaster, three sons, Joseph of Chester, W.V., Gregory of Centerburg, Ohio & Douglas Collins of Columbus, Ohio. Several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, great nieces & nephews.
He was born June 11, 1928 in Crawford County, Ohio and preceded in death by his parents Roy & Lillie (Bailey) Collins, three brothers, John L., Robert W. & Allie A. Collins all of Kenton, Ohio, two sisters, Myrtle E. (Collins) Straw of Caledonia, Ohio & Irma J. (Collins) Bowman of Kenton, Ohio, his daughter, Susan E. (Collins) Lawson of New Lexington, Ohio and his first wife, Mary J. (Daniels) Collins of Columbus, Ohio.
Clyde graduated as valedictorian in his class from Ohio Northern University Law School in 1953 and went on to practice as a civil & criminal defense lawyer in the Columbus & New Lexington, Ohio areas for the remainder of his career, some 55 years.
He has donated his body for research to The Ohio State University, Division of Anatomy, Columbus, Ohio, followed by cremation.